The 928 is certainly one of the most unique GT cars from the 80′s. Some love the looks, others…not so much. Well, if you hate the 928, you may want to turn away now, because this Strosek Version 3 928 is certainly not for everyone.
In 1984 Vittorio Strosek broke off from German tuner Koenig and built his own vision on the Porsche’s flagship 928. One of the first aftermarket tuners for the 928 Strosek filled a niche in the market with his wild designs. Along with the body kits, which are totally ’80s Strosek also offered tuning packages for the 928 so it had the grunt to match the looks. Strosek offered 2 levels of tuning, a mild 310bhp cam and cylinder head upgrade for the reserved, and a 405bhp twin turbo version for the all out speed junkies.
While not clear how complete (or extreme) the Strosek conversion is on this barely used 928, one thing is for sure if you played Atari in your teens, this car is right up your alley.
Up for sale 1981 Porsche 928 With only 47,000 Miles and CLEAN TITLE this vehicle has a body kit from STROSEK DHAUS AUTO SPORT. For more info please call (267) 664-1856
This car is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a fan of ’80s tuning it is exactly what the doctor ordered. This car looks like it came out of a collection, as the conversion is clean and complete right down to the OZ futura wheels. Strosek used the OZ wheels circa 1987, which leads me to believe that’s when the Version 3 treatment was done.
We’ve run in to this before several times. What is something like this worth? Strosek certainly wasn’t a household name like AMG or Gemballa, but they are rare none the less. A bone stock 928 of this age with only 47,000 miles should fetch in the $12,000 ballpark. If you add in the rarity and the modifications, this car should fetch somewhere around $17,000. If it’s a twin turbo car, upwards of $20,000. The fact that it is not priced leads me to believe that the asking price is top dollar.
I found this tricked out Turbo on Houston Craigslist a long time ago and it has yet to sell. It’s a 2001 996 Turbo with a ton of modifications. To be honest I wasn’t really interested until I saw the roof rack. Once I was hooked I read the list of upgrades and saw this Turbo also has a RWD conversion.
I had never heard of such a thing so I jumped across a few forums and found that a good chunk of Turbo owners have done this before. Many of the “convertees” recommend going for the full GT2 suspension upgrade to counteract the weight shift (the switch from AWD to RWD removes about 70 pounds).
TA front bumper with custom LED lights
Custom-made 997 TA sideskirts
TA Type II GTS rear bumper
Intercooler duct splitters
Authentic strosek rear wing
Custom painted Porsche emblem
H&R Street Coilovers
19” 360Forged Mesh8 with Toyo T1R or 19” HRE 895R (Chrome) – both with 99% Toyo T1R but HRE does not have tpms senors in the wheels.
FVD CF steering wheel
Tequipment roll bar
Eclipse DD Touchscreen HU
Boston Acoustics and Infinity Component speakers
JL subwoofer and amp
Ecliptech Shift-I tachometer
TPMS Sensor Unit
Engine: (All engine work done locally by DriverSource)
K16 Hybrid turbo upgrade (500 RWHP)
Upgraded 1 Bar WG
RWD conversion (have parts to convert back to AWD)
The owner is asking $57,500 for this low mileage example (23,000).
Here are my questions:
How do you feel about a RWD 996 Turbo?
Which wheels do you choose? 360Forged or HREs?
P.S. – I don’t think the roof rack comes with the Porsche
Staying in line with my favorite Porsche traits that I outlined in my last post, we have a 640RWHP 1991 Porsche 911 C2 Turbo.
I’ve always HATED the Strosek “squinty-eye” look but for some reason it doesn’t look too awful on this white C2. Besides the body kit we have:
full suspension update with fully adjustable H&R red springs, giant factory” big blacks” brakes, new fully built 930 turbo powerhouse, complete MOTEC injection system, fully programmable via laptop, giant hybrid K29 Turbo, adjustable boost controller, C2 n/a intake plenum, giant blow-of valve, custom massive intercooler, full custom exhaust with headers, k&n, recent $6,000 service which included an upgraded race clutch, all four new tires, high speed performance alignment, oil change, all work done by Don Jackson Porsche…3,000 miles on this motor since rebuild, 3.4 Mahle pistons, heads were done by Ollies, cc chambered, ported, polished, entire engine was balanced and blueprinted, has standard crank for longevity, 964 cams, a very hybrid K29 turbo with clipped veins on intake side.
According to previous owner, Moby Dick is making 500 horsepower on low boost and is capable of 800 crank horsepower on high boost settings with race fuel. The seller mentions that the car has been dyno’ed and dragged where it put down 640 RWHP at 21 psi and ran an 11.4 quarter mile at 3,800 feet elevation. He also believes this Turbo C2 should be dipping into the 10’s.
Some say less is more. Some say bigger is better. Regardless, it’s tough to dislike a 600hp, RWD, 964 Porsche. Oh, and the Buy It Now price is less than a 2010 base model BMW 328i.
I see a good deal of 928s for sale, there are two reasons for this. One, Porsche made them for nearly two decades and two, because I look for Audi S4s so every time I search for S4 I come across Audis and Porsches. Because there are so many in the market picking one up is not very hard. $10k will get you a plenty nice one. Just remember that, while they looked fairly similar over that long run, the options changed over the years. Flavors of engines included 4.5, 4.7, 5.0, and 5.4, liter V8s.
Transmissions could be had in 3 and 4 speed auto or 5 speed manual.
A early 80s twenty thousand dollar 928 would normally have even fewer miles on it then the 46,000 on this machine. This one has reason to be an exception. It appears to have a super clean body kit, custom interior work, and performance engine tuning including cams and headers. Not to mention the seller says he’ll throw in $15,000 worth of extra goodies like a GPS nav, to tune up, detailing and more. Seems reasonable to me.
If 46,000 miles is a bit too high for you why not make an offer on this 1,484 mile 1978. Offered at $35,000 (reserve not met), this can only be for a collector. Great interior and even has the original window sticker. Knowing that every time you drove the car you’d be decreasing its value is tough. Just keeping the car garage bound when this 911 beater should be out roaming the back country is sad. As the slogan, picked up from another car club, goes, Garages Kill. Letting a car sit is not good for it and once parts start to deteriorate and have to be replaced you’ve lost the originality and not been able to enjoy driving the car, lose-lose. On the other hand it is nice to be able to show such an original vehicle.
Finally just to mix it up a bit this is the car that Hurley Hawyood used during the run to the Trans-Am Championship. The early Audi Quattro racers were pretty much bad ass in every form of racing they entered, hill climb, rally, trans am, etc. This one comes several years after the monster 600 horse power Group B Quattro S1, but clearly shares the blood lines and technology. The unique turbo charged inline 5 in this vehicle likely isn’t as powerful as the Group B car, but should certainly be bumping out over 500 ponies at full boost. The price is on request, probably somewhere north of a few dozen well used A4s. This would make a great SVRA or SCCA entry. For now it sits as a show piece at a casino.
I wasn’t able to confirm this from the dealer, but someone tells me this car may have just sold after being for sale for over a year at $450,000.
It was brought to our attention by a reader that the yellow widebody Porsche listed below has some discrepancies with VIN #s and seller legitimacy. If you see this Porsche listed proceed with care.
There is something about a 930 Porsche that just feels right. Nice proportions, fine performance, and fewer/simpler electronic gizmos than more modern 911s. They have that great Porsche sound. Really a work horse and driver’s car for the 80s Porsche enthusiast. I put 930 Porsche’s in that category of car that offers a pure driving experience in a package that begs to get out on the road rain or shine. Not quite the same as the new GT3 your neighbor owns that will never see its true potential as it only gets out of the garage on the trip to the golf course and even then only on cloudless days.
Prices seem very solid and stable for good 930s. This shows positively on how collectors view these models. $15k should get you an almost daily driver worthy Porsche, that you can enjoy most of the year (year round down south), and that you could probably sell in a few years for what you paid. The $25k ask for this Gemballa in need of work seems a bit high, particularly when
eBay is notorious for making it hard to sell damaged cars for decent prices. An auction format is supposed to show true market value, but I rarely see auctions for damaged cars like this, that have a seller’s reserve actually complete successfully. On the other hand someone else is out there asking
Along the lines of the Flachbau or slantnose, you have to admire a car company that offered the option to the customer to completely alter the appearance of their car straight from the factory. This one with a widebody kit is bid up to $15k and it sure is wide. I hope the spindles are strong enough to take such a wide stance, with 50k on the clock I’d say things are ok. From the seller:
And finally at the uber high end of the spectrum is this listing at $99,500 from Windsor Specialty Auto Sales in California. The car is also listed in Hemmings. From the seller:
This 1978 Porsche Turbo started as an early 3.3L, made its way to DP Motorsports where it received a body, and to Kremer for some minor modifications and badging. Because this is an early car, it
is likely to be one of the first to get the Kremer/DP Motorsports “treatment”. The car has extensive modifications (see below) by S-Car-Racing that raise output to about 550 HP. It is being
offered as a track or show car.
The seller states they will ad more photos, I hope they do, I’d love to peek at the engine. I’m sure photos can be furnished for you serious buyers out there.
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